The subsequent single-page spread devoted to Madame Lucile's chiffons and to Poiret's plumes seemed to be included simply out of respect for the old masters and appeared fearfully outdated.This part of the Chanel myth breaks down into two ideas: that pre-1919 looks appeared outdated compared to Chanel, and that the top designers of the 1910s were suddenly displaced.
|Harper's Bazaar, May 1922, p. 78; a selection of fashionable and typical Poiret frocks|
|Fashion plate from L'art decoratif, 1912; NYPL 816894|
|Advertisement, Harper's Bazaar, September, 1917; NYPL 816925|
|Lord & Taylor advertisement, Vogue, September 1918; NYPL 816926|
|Photograph, Joseph, January 1921; NYPL 817146|